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Gummies are a favorite of all. From youngsters to elders, everyone just loves to chew on them.
They’re tasty, textury, and buttery sweet ‒ making it a great treat to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
They come in all shapes and sizes.
But gummy bears and gummy worms are the most popular and common form of gummies.
However, before becoming a wonderful delight, gummies are odorless, tasteless and transparent. Because of this versatility, you can fuse almost every aroma, flavor and color into it and create something new ‒ something amazing. This is why it’s favored by the sweet industry.
And this may be why vitamins and supplements’ market have started turning their products into tasty candies (gummies) to make them more interesting and less “yucky” to consume.
Lo and behold, this trend is now emerging in the CBD industry because it works like a charm.
But What is CBD?
If you already didn’t know, CBD (aka cannabinoids) is considered as ‘a better alternative medicine’ than modern drugs to treat and even cure many health problems that we human face.
These problems can be as common as pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety and as rare as epilepsy seizures (more on this later).
CBD has also shown us that it can treat or at least avoid these problems once you start consuming it. Although medical experts still need more research to “medically prove” its health benefits; people who are using it, consider CBD a revolutionary and “miraculous” drug.
Fun Fact: CBD is derived from cannabis, a herb that is most commonly known as weed, hemp, pot or marijuana. It is medically known as cannabinoids and is one of many chemicals found in cannabis.
Recently, a lot of studies and medical research have backed its health benefits.
Even FDA has approved a CBD product for treating seizures because it works so well that the modern drugs are put to shame. And many claim that more are in line to be FDA approved.
Now, benefits aside, let’s discuss more about CBD gummies. So, here goes nothing:
How CBD Gummies Come to Life
As an old saying goes, ‘know your food before you consume it’; you should know how CBD gummies are made and what you’re really chewing before you even consider buying them.
We’re sure you wouldn’t like buying a prescribed medicine without knowing its ingredients. And if you do, well… you just trust your doctor too much, not that we have a problem with it.
Jokes aside, CBD gummies are created like any ordinary gummies. The most traditional way of creating gummies is mixing sugar, glucose syrup, starch, flavoring, food coloring, citric acid and gelatin together. Then, you add specific ingredients (like CBD oil in this case) to transform it into a powerful “gummy-licious candy” that’s medically beneficial to us humans.
Coming onto the process to make CBD gummies; it is very simple:
CBD is extracted from industrial hemp plants (or marijuana) and is converted into oil.
The oil is then mixed with gummies in a hot temperature (200℉ to be exact).
- The company gives CBD gummies, a shape and form ‒ and they’re ready to eat.
Now, take the above manufacturing process with a pinch of salt as there are some pharmacy companies that tend to use other non-traditional methods to create CBD gummies in bulk.
Let’s move on to differentiating the good CBD gummy products from the bad:
How to Tell the Difference Between the Good and the Bad
Ever since CBD became a “gold-rush” for alternative medicine businesses; it’s hard to know if you’re buying CBD gummies that are even worth buying. Who knows if they’re just ordinary gummies labeled as “CBD”? Or, what if the quality of it is not right and optimal? How can you tell the difference? This may seem daunting to you but fret not, it’s easy once you know da wae.
Here’s what you need to do:
To know if the CBD gummy product, you’re buying, is a real deal, look at its labeling.
But, if you don’t like reading it simply because it can be a pain in the butt to read it ‒ don’t worry ‒ we’ve got your back.
Here’s what you need to look out for:
See if the supplement facts contain cannabidiol. If it does, that’s a good sign. If not, look for alternative names like CBD oil or hemp oil, which also means it’s a legit CBD product.
Be careful if the nutrition chart contains more than 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). If it does, that’s a bad sign and shows that it’s poorly produced. Good CBD products do not contain more than 0.3% THC because higher dosage can get you high and it’s also considered illegal by many countries ‒ mainly in U.S. where CBD has been legalized.
Look out for CBD gummies that are labeled as non-GMO. This usually means that the gummies contain natural sugars, flavors, colors and oils (if any) ‒ making it a healthier alternative than GMO based CBD products. It’s just something we personally prefer.
Prefer to go for CBD gummies that are tested by a third-party. This certifies that the ingredients labeled in supplement (or nutritional) chart is tested and a 100% authentic.
- Finally, always look for the CBD dosage (in milligrams or mm). If the dosage is clearly written, it testifies that CBD gummies are of good quality. It also allows you to know how much CBD you will be consuming per day (more on this later).
Now you know pretty much everything basic about CBD gummies. We’re certain that you’ll be able to choose better CBD gummies over bad ones and give yourself a nice pat on the shoulder.
But, if you’re new to CBD and wish to know more about it before buying; continue reading.
We’ve collected a number of questions that our readers asked from us and compiled them into FAQs that, we believe, will greatly benefit you on understanding how CBD gummies work.
Frequently Asked Questions about CBD Gummies
Do CBD gummies really work? Are its health benefits real?
In a word, yes, they do. CBD gummies contain CBD oil, which is proven to have a lot of health benefits backed by science. If you want, you can read research-based CBD oil health benefits on this article .
Are CBD gummies legal?
It depends. Australia is still having difficulty to lower its shields for cannabis based products whereas it is legal in United States. Australia has, however, allowed CBD to be consumed if it is prescribed by an authorized doctor or contains no or less than .3% THC. We advise you to purchase CBD gummies only from a reputable store and it is better to opt for online stores that import CBD gummies directly from the United States to avoid any hassle.
Will CBD gummies get me high?
Unless you’re buying without precaution, CBD gummies will not get you high. The main active ingredient that gets you high (by smoking marijuana) is THC and you almost always don’t find it in these sweet candies. You will, however, feel very relaxed and calm. Your symptoms will also seem to vanish away like magic. So, do not confuse this feeling with euphoria i.e. getting high.
How many CBD gummies work best?
It depends on preference actually, and the dosage. Every CBD gummy product will have different serving dose. We recommend you to start with 25mg (if you’re new to CBD) and move on from there until you feel you’ve found the right dosage. We recommend no more than 250mg of CBD as people have seen that higher dosages can stun the health benefits.
When will I feel the effects of CBD gummies?
It will take you some time to feel its effects. Normally, within 2-3 hours but it can depend on your metabolism. We advise you to allow CBD gummies to digest properly and give it 12 hours before taking another dose and see if it helps. If it does, consider taking a higher dose next time.
Does eating CBD gummies affect a drug test?
No, they do not. CBD does not contain THC, which is a major ingredient that most drug tests look for. It is very rare that your test comes as a positive as most of CBD gummies are created from hemp rather than marijuana. However, taking a very high dose of CBD gummies may trigger a false alarm in the drug test if the gummies, you eat, are created from marijuana.
Where should I buy CBD gummies from?
If you’re asking for our opinion, we recommend buying it online, from a respectable store that imports CBD gummies directly from the United States legally. Follow the guidelines above and you’re most likely to land a good product in your hands.
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